“We had such a great day, it’s hard to put one performance above another,” said Golden Gopher head coach Matt Bingle. “It was a great overall team effort over the weekend.”
Heather Dorniden bettered the school record in winning the mile run with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 4 minutes, 38.80 seconds. Dorniden now owns the Minnesota records in the 400 meters, 800 meters and the mile, in addition to several relays.
Amy Laskowske ran a personal best by over 30 seconds in placing third in the 5,000-meter run in a record time of 16:26.51. Laskowske jumped to the top of the list after clocking the 10th-best time in school history last season.
The Gopher sprinters continued to rewrite the Minnesota top-10 lists. Kylie Peterson finished fourth in the 60-meter dash in 7.58 seconds, the fifth-best time in school history, while Nyoka Giles tied the No. 6 time in Gopher history with her sixth-place showing in a time of 7.60 seconds. Adrienne Thomas placed sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.41 seconds, the fourth-best time on the Gophers’ top-10 list.
Gopher Trio Garners Academic All-America Honors
Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics.
Season Recap: A Look Back at 2016
Look back at the Gophers' B1G title and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign.
Shelerud Receives Sportsmanship Award
Kate Shelerud receives the 2016 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for women's track and field.